Noob from eastern PA.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Brad883, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. Brad883

    Brad883 New Member

    Howdy all,

    I've been wanting to do a motorized bike for years and I just picked up what I think is a good start. A 60's era Schwinn Typhoon. I've got a couple ideas, but think I'll lurk a little and learn a lot. Once I get started I'll post up some more pics.

    Here's the donor:

    And I really want to run this tank on it (re-painted):

    ..Name's Brad, thanks in advance for your help.

  2. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Welcome to MBc Brad! The Schwinn Typhoon would be a great mount for whatever engine you ultimately decide on. That fuel tank looks like it will hold enough fuel to allow you to ride all summer...

    ...without having to refuel! :grin5:

    From where in PA do you hail?
  3. Brad883

    Brad883 New Member

    Thanks, I'm looking forward to this project. Almost ordered a engine tonight, but I think I'll read a little more.

    I'm from Pottstown, BTW.
  4. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    I'm originally from Pottstown, and I visit there at least once a month. I've been thinking of bringing the Whizzer up to just ride around town sometime (once the weather gets warmer).
  5. buck

    buck Member

    A big Welcome Aboard to a fellow Pa. biker. Love the Schwinn, they are tough bikes and will make a great ride.
  6. brisbane_boy

    brisbane_boy Member

    hey brad. Thats a nice looking bike. be great with a chinese 2 stroke engine. are you thinking of cleaning up the bike a little?
    Might look a bit better.
    Hope it all goes well.
    and welcome
  7. Brad883

    Brad883 New Member


    I'm thinking of an 80cc from Kings and I do plan to clean it up. New seat, tires, polish the chrome, etc. If I'm happy with the results, then I'll strip it down and re-paint it black and paint the tank too. Not sure if I'm keeping the fenders.
  8. brisbane_boy

    brisbane_boy Member

    Yer would looks sweet. That tank would be sweet. hav u got any idears on mounting it?
  9. Brad883

    Brad883 New Member

    I'd like to weld on two pieces of thick walled tubing that would allow me to bolt the front and rear tabs to them. But I don't have a welder, so I may do something with clamps. J & P Cycles (Motorcycles) has a lot of things I think I could adapt.

    Almost anything looks better with a Sporty Tank. Take a look at this...:rolleyes7:
  10. yimmie

    yimmie Member